July 1 – 11
MFA Program for Writers Readings and Lectures
Ransom Fellowship Hall
The public is welcome to attend the morning lectures and evening readings in fiction and poetry offered during the Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers summer residency. Events last approximately one hour and admission is free. For more information, view the schedule online.
July 3, 11, 18, 25, and August 1
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival
7:30 p.m. each night
The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, one of the oldest music festivals in the United States, is a five-week music festival that takes place in the summer in and around the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. The festival features some of the most beautiful chamber music ever written, such as great standards by Brahms, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Debussy as well as many other interesting and varied selections that will be sure to please and delight audiences. Click here to purchase tickets.
July 5 – August 8
Founded in 1991 by WWC President Emeritus Douglas M. Orr, Jr., the Swannanoa Gathering is an educational program consisting of a series of week-long workshops in various folk arts. With a limited enrollment and an open format, students select their curriculum from a variety of courses. The Gathering offers an intimate, supportive community experience for students of all abilities and features a staff of some of the finest performers and teachers in the world.
Spaces of Production is a series of three artist-led projects focusing on community engagement. The selected artists all come from a different making background and include ceramic artist Michael Strand (Fargo, ND), soft guerrilla textile activist Carole Frances Lung (Long Beach, CA) and conceptual metalsmith Nick Dong (Oakland, CA).
All events are subject to change.